Bubble football is a trendy new sport in which players don transparent inflatable bubble-suits. Encased in their bubbles, the players chase and kick a soccer ball. A team in Dortmund gave it a try.
A much-improved German side blew Norway away with a 6-0 win that makes it eight from eight in qualifying. The defending World Cup champions lived up to their billing but they’ve not yet booked their ticket to Russia.
Thousands of seats remained empty when Germany faced England in Dortmund. Germany's national team manager, Oliver Bierhoff, thinks too much football is having a negative effect on the game.
The new season is coming up for German football's national league. It remains to be seen if the league will find itself again at the top of the standings, though the league's clubs have never been more profitable.
The violent attacks on Saturday in Dortmund are damaging for German football. Regardless of what Dortmund fans feel about tradition, violence is never the solution, writes DW's Jonathan Harding.
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